aerial arts in east austin

507 Calles St #117
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 800-4998
info@skycandyaustin.com

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Workshops

  • There's a Drill for That! with Shannon McKenna

    Register for There's a Drill for That! with Shannon McKenna

    Student level: All levels welcome.
    Price: $60 for one – 90 minute workshop
    Date and Time: Wednesday April 16th 8:30-10pm

    Having trouble inverting in the air? There’s a drill for that! Can’t quite balance your back balance? There’s a drill for that! Want to let go of a rope, do a full twist in the air, and grab it again. There’s like, a million drills for that! This workshop is an all-level conditioning jam in which we will look at common blocks in strength and flexibility that keep students from reaching the next level of aerial glory. There will be time for students to troubleshoot specific skills and receive more personal training regimens specific to their needs.

    NOTE: The skills covered in this workshop will be fabric based however, there will be plenty of time/room for questions about specific skills on trapeze, rope, and lyra as well. For specific questions about whether or not this workshop could be for you, please email shannon@circusshannon.com.

  • Contortion with Caty Mae

    Register for Contortion with Caty Mae

    Student level: Previous flexibility training is strongly suggested
    Price: $60 for 90 minutes
    Date and Time: Wednesday April 16th 5-6:30pm

    Otherwise known as contorture. This deep stretch technique class implements Russian and Mongolian contortion technique. This workshop may make you bite your lip but assures you a bendy future!

  • Get Moving on Trapeze with Beverly Sobelman

    Register for Get Moving on Trapeze with Beverly Sobelman

    Student level: This is an intermediate and up level workshop. Students must have a solid front balance, body beats, pullover, and ankle hang. Students are strongly encouraged to take the “Nailing the Fundamentals” workshop first.
    Price: $75 for two hour workshop
    Date and Time: Friday April 18th 6-8pm

    More fun with momentum and weightlessness! We’ll explore a variety of methods for creating momentum on the static trapeze, from body beat and pullover variations to tempos to all sorts of rotations. The more efficient your movement is, the more effortless your act will look!

  • Handstands for Everyone! with Shannon McKenna

    Register for Handstands for Everyone! with Shannon McKenna

    Student level: All levels welcome.
    Price: $60 for one – 2 hour workshop
    Date and Time: Wednesday April 17th 8-10pm

    All levels are welcome- if you have a desire to stand on your hands, this workshop is for you! Through inversion games, partner work, and core strengthening exercises, we will work the muscles and alignment necessary for that perfectly stacked handstand… on one arm… while riding a unicycle… and juggling 5 goldfish bowls complete with live goldfish.

  • Intermediate and Advanced Lyra with Caty Mae

    Register for Intermediate and Advanced Lyra with Caty Mae

    Student level: Current Level 2 or above student in lyra; must be able to do two pull ups, straddle ups and able to hang from knees
    Price: $60 for 90 minutes
    Date and Time: Monday April 14th 6:30-8pm

    This workshop is great for those who are looking to advance their Lyra knowledge. You will learn strength and flexibility technique as well as momentum based movement, drops, and spin focused tricks.

  • Intermediate Straps with Dan Stern

    Register for Intermediate Straps with Dan Stern

    Student level: Previous experience on aerial straps; must have previously taken Straps for Aerialists or obtain prior teacher approval
    Price: $75 for one – 2 hour workshop
    Date and Time: Tuesday April 15th 6-8pm

    By taking a closer look at how the body relates to the apparatus and to itself, students will be reassessing the stability and integrity of fundamental positions in the straps repertoire. From this foundation, students will look at more advanced positions, transitions, and dynamic movements on the aerial straps.

  • Intro to Aerial Performance with Caty Mae

    Register for Intro to Aerial Performance with Caty Mae

    Student level: Current level 1 or above in any aerial apparatus
    Price: $60 for 90 minutes
    Date and Time: Monday April 14th 8:30-10pm

    Learn the art of storytelling, character development and improvisation in this unique workshop. This class is great for the intermediate to advanced student who is looking to expand beyond aerial fitness and tap into the art of aerial.

    This class is not based on tricks or skill level but significant time can be spent in the air. Student must display strength and endurance to excel in these performance based exercises.

  • Intro to Dynamic Rope with Beverly Sobelman

    Register for Intro to Dynamic Rope with Beverly Sobelman

    Student level: This is an intermediate/advanced-level workshop. Students must have a solid mid-air inversion (preferably straight-armed), be comfortable hanging from one arm for at least a few seconds, and have a smooth windmill/wheeldown with good form. Students are strongly encouraged to take the “Nailing the Fundamentals” workshop first.
    Price: $75 for two hour workshop
    Date and Time: Thursday April 17th 6:30-8:30pm

    Dynamic rope is all the rage in the aerial world! This workshop will explore momentum and weightlessness through beat progressions, leading to dynamic setups and basic release moves. We will touch on rollups if time allows.

  • Lyra Choreography with Caty Mae

    Register for Lyra Choreography with Caty Mae

    Student level: Current Level 1 or above student in lyra
    Price: $60 for 90 minutes
    Date and Time: Thursday April 17th 6:30-8pm

    Learn a sequence to add to your Lyra repertoire in this fluidity based workshop. You will focus on smoothing out transitions to make your tricks look less like individual poses and more like a dance in the air.

  • Nailing the Fundamentals with Beverly Sobelman

    Register for Nailing the Fundamentals with Beverly Sobelman

    Student level: This workshop is appropriate for all but absolute beginners. Students must be able to invert off the ground and have healthy shoulders.
    Price: $75 for two hour workshop
    Date and Time: Wednesday April 16th 6:30-8:30pm OR Saturday April 19th 1-3pm

    In this workshop, we will focus on proper technique and form for the fundamental skills on rope, tissu, and trapeze: beats, pullovers, climbs, inversions, hipkeys, windmills/wheeldowns, and more. Even advanced aerialists can benefit from going back to basics now and then to see where bad habits have crept in. Bring me the things you are having trouble with and we’ll see if we can fix them!

  • Rope Fundamentals with Shannon McKenna

    Register for Rope Fundamentals with Shannon McKenna

    Student level: Successful completion of Silks 1 or current Rope 1 students and up
    Price: $60 for 90 minutes
    Date and Time: Monday April 14th 8:30-10pm

    This workshop will break down fundamental rope positions and introduce tempos and dynamic movement in a workshop designed for beginning rope enthusiasts and for experienced practitioners who want to brush up on the basics. Students in this workshop should have some experience with aerial work and a willingness to work hard to take their strength and skill to the next level!

  • Straps for Aerialists with Dan Stern

    Register for Straps for Aerialists with Dan Stern

    Student level: Current Level 1 or above student in any apparatus (ideally fabric, rope or trapeze)
    Price: $75 for one – 2 hour workshop
    Date and Time: Tuesday April 15th 8-10pm

    Working on the aerial straps requires the body to support itself, and as such, is a great cross-training tool for all aerialists. Fundamental positions on straps teach excellent body awareness and can help stretch, strengthen and stabilize the shoulders, arms and core. Beyond being a wonderful apparatus for performance in its own right, training on straps can build strong, healthy bodies for any work in the air.

  • Teacher Training: Foundation Fabric with Elsie Smith

    Register for Teacher Training: Foundation Fabric with Elsie Smith

    Date and Time: 9am-1pm Mon-Wed July 7th-9th, 2014

    Price: $395

    This course will guide you though the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner aerial fabric students. Working with skills that can be executed close to the ground focus is on body awareness, fabric placement, spotting techniques and meeting the conditioning needs of novice and beginner students.
    GOALS:

    • Gain a broader knowledge of fabric skills accessible to beginners with a focus on those that prepare the body for deeper physical learning.
    • Learn how to execute skills to give visual instruction.
    • Learn how to give clear verbal instruction.
    • Learn how to spot and kinesthetically guide skills for safety and improved student success.
    • Learn variations and progressions to increase student success with a focus on difficult to instruct skills.
    • Learn how to identify basic physical weaknesses & imbalances and techniques for helping students achieve success by working around or improving these weaknesses.
    • Discuss class management skills including working with varied physical abilities & learning styles.

    PRE-REQUISITES:

    • Completion of Intro to Teaching Aerials workshop.
    • Be comfortable executing, without prompting, skills from Nimble Arts™ DVD: Aerial Fabric Beginning Level 2 including cross back straddle, and be comfortable inverting off the ground.
    If you are not sure if you are at the necessary skill level please contact Elsie at traptwins@gmail.com.Note that participants who do not meet the required experience level will be asked to sit out the workshop and will not be refunded.Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Foundation level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.) Please contact Elsie at traptwins@gmail.com for more information.Required materials: 
    Nimble Arts™ DVD: Aerial Fabric Beginning Level 2 at www.nimblearts.org
  • Teacher Training: Foundation Trapeze with Elsie Smith

    Register for Teacher Training: Foundation Trapeze with Elsie Smith

    Date and Time: 2-6pm Mon-Wed July 7th-9th, 2014

    Price: $395

    This workshop will guide you though the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner trapeze students. We’ll focus on body mechanics, conditioning & stretching while creating a foundation of body awareness and safety.
    GOALS:

    • Gain a broader knowledge of trapeze skills with a focus on those that prepare the body for deeper physical learning.
    • Learn how to execute skills to give visual instruction.
    • Learn variations and progressions to increase student success.
    • Learn how to effectively spot more complex skills and sequences, including introductory work on the high bar.
    • Learn how to identify basic physical weaknesses & imbalances and techniques for helping students achieve success by working around or improving these weaknesses.
    • Learn how to give clear verbal instruction.
    • Discuss class management skills including working with students with varied physical abilities & learning styles.
    • Learn how to introduce basic creative and performance skills into the class structure.
    PRE-REQUISITES: 

    • Completion of Introduction to Teaching Aerials workshop, or Introduction to Teaching Trapeze prior to 2013.
    • Be comfortable executing Foundation level skills: this includes, but is not limited to skills under the bar (ankle hang, candlestick), on the bar (front balance, back balance, gazelle, amazon), in the ropes (bird’s nest in the ropes), and beginner “velocity” skills such as half mill circles.

    If you are not sure if you are at the necessary skill level please review the material in the Aerial Circus Training manual by Carrie Heller (provided in the Introduction to Teaching Aerials workshop) or contact Elsie at traptwins@gmail.com.

    Note that participants who do not meet the required experience level will be asked to sit out the workshop and will not be refunded. Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Foundation level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.) Please contact Elsie at traptwins@gmail.com for more information.

     

  • Teacher Training: Intermediate Fabric (part 1) with Elsie Smith

    Register for Teacher Training: Intermediate Fabric (part 1) with Elsie Smith
    Date and Time: 9am-1pm Thu-Sun July 10th-13th, 2014 (see schedule below for more complete information)
    Price: $395
    In this course you will learn how to safely spot drops and teach complex sequences using elements of Fabric Theory™ with a curriculum created by Nimble Arts™. We’ll also spend time on creative choreography to help keep you and your students inspired while moving a pace that allows their bodies to develop to the level of physicality necessary for safe fabric training.
    GOALS:
    • Learn how to spot drops and complex inversion sequences.
    • Learn variations and progressions to increase students’ success.
    • Learn how to identify elements of biomechanics to prevent chronic injuries and increase students’ success.
    • Discuss techniques for developing creative choreography and skill sequencing for students interested in deepening their creative aerial work.
    • Learn class management techniques for developing stronger, safer students while keeping them engaged and inspired.
    • Develop skill progression so students and coaches know when it is safe to attempt new, more advanced skills.
    PRE-REQUISITES:

    • Fabric Teacher Training: Foundation Level or Fabric Teacher Training Workshop prior to 2013.
    • Be comfortable executing, without prompting and on both sides, without extensive review, a broad range of intermediate level skills and some advanced skills including opposite side dive (aka flippy/diaper/salto), double star drop (aka ramon), unlocked 360, cross back straddle (including choreographic variations such as Georgia twist), double crochet/double crucifix drops such as tic tock, front balance knee drop, and basic locked “sit” drops such as figure 8 series and hip key roll around.

    If you are unable to match these trick names to your names or if you are unsure if you are at the necessary skill level please contact Elsie at traptwins@gmail.com.

    Note that participants who do not meet the required experience level will be asked to sit out the workshop and will not be refunded. Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Intermediate level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.) Please Elsie at traptwins@gmail.com for more information.

     
    SCHEDULE
    Thurs July 10: 9 am – 1 pm
    Fri July 11: 9 am – 1 pm
    Sat July 12: 9 am – 1 pm
    Sun July 13: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Teacher Training: Intermediate Trapeze (part 1) with Elsie Smith

    Register for Teacher Training: Intermediate Trapeze (part 1) with Elsie Smith
    Date and time: 2-6pm Thu-Sun July 10th-13th, 2014
    Price: $395
    Learn how to safely spot velocity skills and strength moves and explore the basics of holding safety lines using a curriculum created by Nimble Arts™. We’ll also spend time on creative choreography to help keep you and your students inspired while moving a pace that allows their bodies to develop to the level of physicality necessary for safe trapeze training.
    GOALS:

    • Learn variations and progressions to increase student success.
    • Learn how to spot more advanced skills, including the use of safety lines.
    • Learn how to identify elements of biomechanics that affect a student’s efficiency, and prevent chronic injuries.
    • Discuss techniques for developing creative choreography and skill sequencing for students interested in deepening their creative aerial work.
    • Learn class management techniques for developing stronger, safer students while keeping them engaged and inspired.
    • Develop skill progression so that students and coaches know when it is safe to attempt new, more advanced skills.

    PRE-REQUISITES: 

    • Trapeze Teacher Training: Foundation Level or Trapeze Teacher Training Workshop prior to 2013.
    • Have mastery of a broad range of Intermediate level skills: students should be familiar with trapeze choreography and skill which must include long hang beats, beat pull overs to front balance, knee hang beats, ankle hang beats, hip circles, mill circles, candlestick in the ropes (knee spin in the ropes), meathooks and one knee hangs.
    If you are not sure if you are at the necessary skill level please contact Elsie at traptwins@gmail.com.Note that participants who do not meet the required experience level will be asked to sit out the workshop and will not be refunded. Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Intermediate level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.) Please contact Elsie at traptwins@gmail.com for more information.
    SCHEDULE
    Thurs July 10: 2 – 6pm
    Fri July 11: 2 – 6pm
    Sat July 12: 2 – 6pm
    Sun July 13: 1 – 5pm